BJP accuses Cong of concealing truth behind 'mysterious' death of Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Madhopur (Pathankot): Punjab BJP leader Manoranjan Kalia on Monday accused Congress of concealing the truth behind the "mysterious" death of Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

 BJP accuses Cong of concealing truth behind mysterious death of Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Syama Prasad Mookerjee. BJP website

"People of this country have sacrificed a lot for the nation, but Congress does not accept the sacrifices they made," Kalia said while paying floral tributes at Mookerjee's statue in Madhopur on his birth anniversary on Monday.

"Prasad died for the country, nobody recognized his sacrifice. People were not told the truth about his death", he said.

Kalia blamed Congress for the "mysterious death of the founder of Jan Sangh".

He said that the ideals and thoughts of stalwart Mookerjee have always been inspirational.

Mookerjee was arrested and died in detention on 23 June, 1953 for violating Article 370, which disallowed those from the rest of India to enter Jammu and Kashmir without a permit.

PTI

Your guide to the latest cricket World Cup stories, analysis, reports, opinions, live updates and scores on https://www.firstpost.com/firstcricket/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019.html. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like our Facebook page for updates throughout the ongoing event in England and Wales.

Updated Date: Jul 06, 2015 23:06:37 IST